Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program http://treesandhurricanes.ifas.ufl.edu Planting and establishing trees Dr. Edward F. Gilman and Traci Partin Remember! If you remove a tree after a hurricane, plant another one in its place. http://orb.at.ufl.edu/FloridaTrees/index.html
Dr. Edward F. Gilman and Traci Partin
If you remove a tree after a hurricane,
plant another one in its place.
This is your last chance to be sure you have selected the right tree for the right place.
If there is a wire, security light, or building nearby:
Dig the hole to about 90 to 95% of this depth.
Remove excess soil
Good-quality root ball
Poor quality root ball
Three inches of soil and media were removed from the top of this ball.
Trees with circling root defects are often found leaning or fallen after a storm.
Establishment period: the time it takes for a tree to regenerate enough roots to stay alive without irrigation. In dry climates (western US), many trees will need supplemental irrigation well past the establishment period.
- 2 – 3 times weekly until established
- 2 gallons per inch trunk caliper on root ball
- Control weeds
- Increase mulch diameter over time to keep pace with root growth
Results show that volume did not matter but frequency did.
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